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Local Officials React To New Foxconn Deal

RACINE COUNTY – Local elected officials sounded happy and relieved that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) and Foxconn Technology Group reached a new agreement on subsidizing a manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant. The original agreement was developed in 2017 by Republican officials, led by former Gov. Scott Walker. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature approved the […]

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State, Foxconn Reach New Financial Agreement

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Foxconn Technology Group announced Monday that a new agreement had been reached between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Foxconn regarding the company’s project in Mount Pleasant. The next step in the process involves a review of the amended agreement by the WEDC Board. That meeting is scheduled […]

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Foxconn Technology Group completes steel globe structure for data center

MOUNT PLEASANT — Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) and its construction manager, Mortenson, announced the structural steel completion of its 100-foot-tall High-Performance Computing Data Center (HPCDC) Globe. The structure is located within the area one phase one of Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. It can be seen from Highway H in Mount Pleasant. Foxconn Technology […]

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Foxconn Says It Has Reached Construction Milestone

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Company officials at Foxconn say the roof and building enclosure are “substantially complete” for weather protection for the nearly one-million-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility at the Wisconsin Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant. Company officials say the substantial completion of the roof enclosure is a milestone of sorts heading into […]

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Foxconn To Pay Mount Pleasant $8.3 Million

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Though it is unclear what the Foxconn electronics plant currently under construction in Mount Pleasant will look like when it’s reached critical mass, local officials say it’s already the largest taxpayer in the village. According to a news release, he Village of Mount Pleasant has received 2019 property tax payment from […]

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Foxconn Awards $31 Million In Construction Contracts

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Foxconn has awarded $31 million in new construction contracts for the company’s Mount Pleasant electronics manufacturing plant. Company officials say this week’s contract announcement brings the total value of contracts awarded for work at the park to about $350 million. “Foxconn is pleased to be taking another step forward at the […]

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Foxconn Picks Milwaukee Contractor For 2 Major Projects: Report

RACINE COUNTY, WI — Foxconn officials are moving ahead with two major construction projects in the Wisconsin Valley Science and Technology park, company officials said Wednesday. According to Foxconn, Mortenson has been named as the construction manager as they partner with local company officials to build both a Smart Manufacturing Center and a High-Performance Computing […]

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Foxconn To Make Autonomous Coffee Houses In Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Foxconn will be building more than just LCD screens at the Mount Pleasant electronics manufacturing plant that’s currently under construction. Under a new agreement with Austin, Texas-based Briggo, Foxconn will manufacture fully-automated coffee houses in Mount Pleasant. Briggo coffee houses have already been deployed in high-traffic areas, such as an airport […]

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Racine County Eye kicks off Help Wanted, an employment podcast

Racine County Eye is dedicated to helping its readers, which is why we started a weekly employment podcast called Help Wanted. In our very first episode of Help Wanted, Kate Walker, talent and recruitment specialist with the Racine County Economic Development Corporation, talks about where the jobs are and the labor shortage area businesses are […]

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What’s next for Highway KR?

As public opinion – and controversy – swirls around the Foxconn Technology Group’s planned manufacturing complex in southwestern Mount Pleasant, work continues on a number of infrastructure improvements that surround the project. Among the most massive efforts is the widening and improvements to Highway KR. As County KR serves as the dividing line between Racine […]

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National Group Selects Gateway to Hold Event, Talk Advanced Manufacturing

Gateway Technical College’s leadership in the area of advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 curriculum and training has helped it to co-host the national Manufacturing Skill Standards Council and Leadership Summit, June 4 to June 5 at its Racine Campus. The event is designed around the catalyst of economic development and pending workforce challenges Foxconn has […]

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Foxconn says it spent $99 million in Wisconsin in 2018

The building project progresses as a number of cement trucks are building out the infrastructure projects going on the site. The bid for construction of a 3 million-square-foot project was released last month. Foxconn Technology Group spent $99 million in Wisconsin between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018, according to reports it filed in April […]

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Evers looks to renegotiate Foxconn deal

Governor Tony Evers has signaled that he wants to renegotiate the $10 billion agreement between the state and Foxconn Technology Group, according to a story by the Journal Sentinel. Evers’ announcement comes weeks after Foxconn committed to building a Gen6 LCD manufacturing plant. Originally they planned a Gen 10.5 flat-screen plant. The 3 million square-foot-building […]

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OPINION: Skeptical about whether Foxconn is happening?

Whether you see the $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant as a boom or boondoggle, it’s happening. At least the first phase is. But you wouldn’t know it by reading some national headlines, which seemed to change significantly over the last week. Foxconn: Media report about suspending construction project inaccurate Homes have […]

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Foxconn: Media report about suspending construction project inaccurate

Despite a media report indicating that Foxconn Technology Group planned to suspend work on a 20-million square-foot manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant, the work continues and Foxconn officials are calling those reports inaccurate. Foxconn and local officials reiterated that the construction project is moving forward and the company still plans to hire 13,000 people. But […]

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